Museums and Not-For-Profit Organisations

Tennants has built up a proud reputation over the years for working with a variety of public institutions and has an enviable track record for successfully supporting museums and not-for-profit organisations. As the UK’s largest family-owned auction house, Tennants is trusted by both private and public clients to handle projects both large and small across our broad range of specialisms.

As a family-owned and managed business, Tennants take a highly-principled approach to working with all clients and offer impartial advice with efficiency and discretion.  Valuation and Auction Services are tailored to the individual requirements of each institution from single items to entire collections, with involvement from the specialists across all our fine art and collectable departments.

Tennants is the only family-owned auctioneers in the UK able to offer the breadth of experience vital to working with museums, societies, libraries and universities.  Benefits that Tennants offer include:

28 Specialist Departments

Offering a breadth of knowledge and insight into current market values

A Single Point of Contact

Museum Services are headed by Steven Stockton, a senior valuer with demonstrable experience working with public institutions. Steven brings an in-depth understanding of the unique processes, governance and working practices of public institutions and he also has experience of working with the Museums Association.

A Bespoke Approach

Tennants work closely with each client to understand your specific needs and offer a tailored service that reflects the unique nature of each project.

Education and Cultural Events

Tennants has the largest exhibition space of any UK saleroom and each year works in association with a variety of schools, universities, museums and private collectors to promote understanding of the Arts.  We have a significant programme of visiting exhibitions, and past collaborations with institutions have included a loan exhibition celebrating 350 Years of British Art, displays of treasures from The Bowes Museum, and joint exhibitions with The Quilters’ Guild and The Embroiderer’s Guild.

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